Tuesday 24 October 2017

Petrol bomb guide given to children

A popular Tunisian children's magazine is to be prosecuted for telling its young readers how to make a petrol bomb, officials said.

The latest edition of 'Qaws Quzah', Arabic for 'rainbow', featured a piece about the history of petrol bombs in its "Knowledge Corner", including detailed instructions and a diagram.

Six penguins die of malaria in UK zoo

Six penguins have died after an outbreak of malaria at London Zoo this summer.

The birds contracted the avian strain of the disease from mosquitoes and died in August, despite the zoo taking extra precautions to prevent the killer infection.

Apple told to blur map of radar plant

Taiwan has asked Apple to blur a map image of its new early warning radar station that detects incoming aircraft and missiles.

The Defence Ministry said Apple should follow its rival Google in using only low-resolution satellite pictures to show sensitive buildings.

Guy Ritchie moves on after Madonna

Guy Ritchie is apparently set to wed his pregnant girlfriend. Photographs of the couple at the weekend appear to show a diamond ring.

The filmmaker -- who was divorced from Queen of Pop Madonna in 2008 -- popped the question to Jacqui Ainsley after dating for two-and-a-half years.

US pilots face new trial over crash

Two American pilots of a business jet will be retried for their role in a 2006 airline crash that killed 154 people in Brazil, officials said. Joseph Lepore and Jan Paladino, both from New York state, will be retried in absentia.

The two were allowed to leave Brazil two months after the crash, but were sentenced to 52 months in prison. This was commuted to community service in the US. Prosecutors appealed the sentence, asking for 69 months in prison. They said the defendants kept the aircraft's anti-collision system turned off. The pilots insist it was never turned off.

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